Promise : Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) had promised in their 2013 manifesto to form an independent National Accountability Commission after coming to power. Background: The National Accountability Bureau, the premier accountability agency established to try corrupt government officers and politicians was the brainchild of former President of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf.  He had justified his

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Promise : In its 2013 manifesto, the Pakistan People’s Party had promised to develop better systems and procedures for disaster management. Background: Until 2005—spanning almost 50 years—the country was satisfied with the ‘readiness’ capacity of its disaster management system to deal with natural calamities and man-made disaster of any magnitude.  In 2005, when 7.6 magnitudes

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Promise During its election campaign for 2008 general elections, Pakistan People’s Party had pledged to revive student union after coming into power. The promise was part of party’s manifesto as well. Background On February 9, 1984, Ziaul Haq imposed a ban on student union in all the colleges of the country. Apparently, the ban was

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Promise  The Pakistan Muslim League-N had promised in its 2013 manifesto that upon coming to power, it would increase the total share of Pakistan’s export especially in food to become the largest exporter in the region. Background Pakistan is the 27th largest economy in the world. Political instability, corruption, and insignificant infrastructure development have been

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Promise Pakistan Muslim League had promised in its 2013 election manifesto to enforce the job quota for minorities in educational institutions and pubic sector jobs including diplomatic missions. Background In March 2009, the government of Pakistan reserved 5 per cent job quota for minorities across the country. The quota was reserved under Article 260(3)(b) of

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Promise Pakistan People’s Party in its 2013 manifesto promised that when in power it would amend the Juvenile Justice System Ordinance 2000 to allow for the creation of children’s courts, and assess other means to strengthen the juvenile justice system. Background The Juvenile Justice System does not fall in the civil or criminal justice apparatus;

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The Promise: The PPP government had promised in its 2013 manifesto to increase the outreach of Lady Health Workers’ services to 100 percent of rural areas and to urban slums.   Background: Initiated in 1994, the Lady Health Programme has nearly collapsed in Sindh after the devolution of the health sector.  As soon as the

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The Promise : In its 2013 election manifesto, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz had promised to increase the Tax-to-GDP ratio to 15 percent by the end of its tenure in 2018. Background : According to the Economic Survey of Pakistan 2015/16, the tax-to-GDP ratio in Pakistan varied between 9.1 and 11.0 percent.  The survey further argues that

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The promise: Peshawar: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had announced the establishment of an international airport in Bannu, a gateway to the volatile North Waziristan tribal region, alongside other development projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) last year. Background: On May 2nd, while speaking to a cheering crowd at a public gathering in Bannu, the beleaguered prime

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Promise Pakistan People’s Party, in its manifesto for Election 2013, had promised that once in power it will eliminate parallel justice system in the country and reform law enforcement agencies to ensure that violence against women is curtailed. Background:  Jirga, the council of elders, referred to in Punjab as Panchayat and in Sindh as Faislo,

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